Spoke n Slurred “F*ck the Fr*nge” sessions

Well, February – March is traditional Adelaide Fringe time and you know what that means… So Paroxysm Press is striking out with its own fiercely independent festival of all the usual Spoke n Slurred madness with less obscenity, unless requested… Get these Thursdays in your diary and support the local spoken word community!

All events at the Broadcast Bar, 66A Grote Street, Adelaide, starting at 7:00pm.

There’ll be a fabulous guest performer each night with an open mic, raffles to support the artists, and the Broadcast Bar will be open for service.

Thursday 25th February: Piers Diprose

Thursday 4th March: Tracey “Coogs” McNally

Thursday 11th March: Kathy Parker

Thursday 18th March: Themba Shumba

Chris Jaksa at Spoke N Slurred – 2021!

Okay, 2020 you win!

Spoke n Slurred returns
Sunday, 31 January, 2021
5:30 PM – 9:30 PM 

Broadcast Bar
66A Grote Street, Adelaide


Open Mic
Book raffle
$6 beer
$5 bourbons and vodkas

Click here for the facebook event.

Chris Jaksa is new to the scene but has already blown us away by taking out the #2 spot in the SA leg of the Australian Poetry Slam and finishing in the top 5 of the Australian Poetry Slam final streamed on-line.

Let’s all hope for a better new year and we’ll see you then.

BUT it’s a great time to get back to our ‘Lockdown Facebook group‘ to post us your spoken word…

Sarah Jane Justice at Spoke N Slurred

Sunday, 30th August, 2020
5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Broadcast Bar
66A Grote Street, Adelaide

Sarah Jane Justice (dis)graces us as the first guest performer of the ‘Covid Era’. With restrictions all over the place numbers will be limited so don’t mess around. Sarah Jane Justice is a fixture in the SA spoken word scene. Over the past few years, she has won the SA state final of the Australian Poetry Slam, the Goolwa Poetry Cup, and the Northern Fringes Slam. In addition to her spoken word titles, she has had her written poetry and short fiction published over four continents, released four studio collections of original music, and curated the mixed media exhibition ‘Cracks in our Shadows’.

open mic
book raffle
$6 beer / $5 bourbons and vodkas

Click here for the Facebook event.

“Spitting Teeth” reviewed in Glam Adelaide

Click here to check out Tracey Korsten’s review of the latest Paroxysm Press book, Spitting Teeth in Glam Adelaide.

“Four local poets who have carved their names into legend on the microphone, now take to the page in this new anthology... A quirky and thought-provoking collection of locally written poetry...

Each of these poets has important things to say: about being female, being queer, being non-Anglo-Celtic, being ill, and most importantly, being human. Each of them writes with passion, technical skill and originality...

This is a great volume to help you discover some of the fantastic contemporary poets living within our fine city.

WE’RE BACK! Spoke N Slurred at Broadcast Bar…

aka Fuck COVID!!!

Sunday, July 26, 2020
5:30 PM – 9 PM

Broadcast Bar
66A Grote Street, Adelaide


Rest in Peace Brick City Bar, we’ll miss you. Long live Broadcast Bar!

The most munted spoken word event around is out the other side of the COVID-19 crap and firing up again in this ‘open mic only’ celebration party gig (guest performers will return from August on).

Open mic
Book raffle
$6 beer
$5 bourbons and vodkas
And FREE copies of the Paroxysm Press book American Blow Job to be given away if and when you are asked to do something weird or dodgy or perhaps just picked at random.

Click here for the Facebook event.

Two big Spoke N Slurred developments during COVID-19

We are sorry to say that the current home of Spoke N Slurred, Brick City Bar has closed its doors for good. Goodbye with love you true legends of rock n roll and the spoken word scene. Respect to you forever.

There will be news on a new home soon.

However throughout the ‘isolation’ period people have been keeping us entertained and in touch via our new Facebook group, Spoke N Slurred ‘In Lockdown’. Not only has it been a lot of fun but it gives access to the event for people from different geographical locations. Plus it keeps a bit of an ongoing record of material performed. It is something we plan to continue even after the live event reopens so please jump onboard.

Spoke ‘n Slurred Unfringed

Spoke ‘n Slurred has Unfringed with the Broadcast Bar to bring you four Big Thursday nights of the usual Spoke ‘n Slurred madness during the Fringe / festival period.

Broadcast Bar
66A Grote Street, Adelaide

Every Thursday Feb 20 – March 12
from 7:00pm.

{Feb 20th / 27th / March 5 / 12}

There will be features, there will be raffles, there will be your chance to mount the mic & join us in giving the world the middle finger.

Free Entry. Cheap Drinks. Cheaper M.C.

Note: our regular spokenslurred will return to brick city bar in march.

Click here for the Facebook event.

Caroline Reid at Spoke N Slurred

Sunday 26th January 2020
5:30pm – 9:30pm

Brick City Bar
73 Grenfell St, Adelaide

In 2019 in her second appearance at the national finals of the Australian Poetry Slam Caroline Reid made it through to the final five. Come see her in all her glory at the first Spoke N Slurred for the year.

Free entry / Spoken Word open mic / Book raffle